Winter Break Events

Winter break is a wonderful time for networking and as it turns out, there are plenty of events coming up that will enable you to do just that! I encourage you to attend as many of these events as you can, schedule one on one coffee chats with alumni and attorneys practicing in areas you are interested in, and use this winter break to take major steps toward building a phenomenal professional network for yourself.
Thank you to Brendan Barber and the Alumni Ambassador Initiative for planning winter break networking events in cities across the country for NDLS alumni and current students.
Below is the schedule of both alumni networking events and law firm receptions taking place over winter break.  You can also find this schedule under the “Events” tab on Symplicity and the events page on the NDLS website:
Please note that several firms may be hosting receptions we are unaware of because sometimes invitations may not make it our way. If  you hear of a firm reception not listed here or a friend from another law school invites you, feel free to attend and please let us know about it.
ND Alumni Networking events will be hosted in the following cities: Charlotte, Cleveland, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Pittsburgh, South Bend, and Washington DC.  See you there.

Wednesday, January 4

Charlotte ND Alumni Reception

Ri Ra
208 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Cleveland ND Alumni Reception

Beerhead Bar
1156 W. 11th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Snell & Wilmer Reception (Phoenix, AZ) (see symplicity events)

Perkins Coie Home for the Holidays 1L Reception (Portland, OR) (see symplicity events)

Simpson Thacher 1L Winter Open House (Palo Alto, CA) (see symplicity events)

Norton Rose Fullbright (1Ls) – Austin, TX, 5:30-7:30pm, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard ­ 11th floor RSVP: Alice Bolander, 210 270 9363

Norton Rose Fullbright (1Ls) – New York, NY, 5:30-7:30pm, 1301 Avenue of the Americas ­ 30th floor RSVP: Kristin Hagestad, 212 318 3246 5:30 ­ 7:30 pm

Norton Rose Fullbright (1Ls) – Los Angeles, CA, 5:30-7:30pm   555 South Flower Street ­ 41st floor RSVP: Kelly Eagen, 213 892 9342

Thursday, January 5

Stinson Leonard Street 1L Event (Kansas City) (see symplicity events)

Nixon Peabody 1L Reception (Boston, MA) (see symplicity events)

Norton Rose Fullbright (1Ls) – Dallas, TX, 5:30-7:30pm, 2200 Ross Avenue ­ 36th floor RSVP: Meredith Godbold, 214 855 7470

Vinson & Elkins Reception, Washington, DC:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Vinson & Elkins
The Avenue 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

Friday, January 6

Norton Rose Fullbright (1Ls) – San Antonio, TX 5:30 -7:30 pm San Antonio, Texas 300 Convent Street ­ 21st floor RSVP: Sarah Siam, 210 270 9363

Monday, January 9

Stinson Leonard Street 1L Event (Minneapolis) (see symplicity events)

Tuesday, January 10

Seattle ND Alumni Reception
K&L Gates
925 4th Ave
Suite #2900
Seattle, WA 98104

Baker & McKenzie Reception (Chicago) (see symplicity events)

Orange County
January 10, 6-8pm
Barley Forge Brewing Company
2957 Randolph Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Additionally, if you are in Orange County over break and would like to have lunch with an NDLS alumni, please contact Justin Gillett at

Wednesday, January 11

Buffalo ND Alumni Reception
January 11, 6-8pm
Big Ditch Brewery
55 E. Huron St.
Buffalo, NY
Chicago ND Alumni Reception
There will be an alumni presentation at Jenner & Block, then a networking event to follow at O’Callahan’s:
Alumni Presentation
Jenner & Block
353 N. Clark Street

Networking Event


29 W. Hubbard Street

Dallas ND Alumni Reception
Nickel & Rye
2523 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

Denver ND Alumni Reception

Slattery’s Irish Pub
5364 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Indianapolis ND Alumni Reception
Nine Irish Brothers
575 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Los Angeles ND Alumni Reception
Casey’s Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Miami ND Alumni Reception
Fado Irish Pub
The Shops at Mary Brickell Village
900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

New York City ND Alumni Reception

Slattery’s Pub
8 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

Pittsburgh ND Alumni Reception

Omni William Penn
Terrace Room
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
South Bend ND Alumni Reception
Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Washington, DC ND Alumni Reception
The Hamilton
600 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

Norton Rose Fullbright (1Ls) – Washington, DC 5:30 ­ 7:30 pm, 799 9th Street NW ­ 10th floor RSVP: Caroline Waters, 202 662 4614

Thursday, January 12

Foley Hoag 1L Reception (Boston) 6-8pm ,Click here to RSVP by Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday, January 19

The Legal Aid Society of New York Diversity Reception, 6:00, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, 919 Third Avenue, New York, NY, RSVP to  by January 13, 2017

If you have any questions about these events and networking in general, please contact the CDO. Our office is open, we’re working, and we’re eager to hear from you.

Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you back on campus in a few weeks!

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